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My professional interests lie at the intersection of politics, public policy and business. I am Head of the Minister's Office and Director General at the Saarland Ministry of Finance and Science. I am also Honorary Professor of Public Policy and Business at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Research Associate at Cambridge University’s Centre for Business Research (CBR) and Future World Fellow at the Centre for the Governance of Change at IE University.
Previously, I was the first Fellow of the German Federal Ministry of Finance, where I designed economic policy in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Between June and November 2021, I was seconded to the Federal Chancellor’s Office to develop and implement a €2.5 bn rescue fund. I also occupied several visiting and associate positions at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), was John F. Kennedy Memorial Policy Fellow at Harvard University and a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University.
I studied politics, economics and business at Trier University, different London universities and the University of Oxford. I have commented on political and economic issues on major international news channels and have also been a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines such as The Guardian, DIE ZEIT, Süddeutsche Zeitung, El Pais, Financial Times, Foreign Affairs and the New York Times.